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What's Worse Than Horse Slaughter?

fiddlerMO Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 4:27 PM
I'll tell you about tax payer dollars. The government pays huge ranches to adopt the wild mustangs and let them roam on their land. It's just another case of corporate welfare. I own and love horses. I find that most of the people who complain on these issues live in the city and have no actual concept of farm or ranch life. I know of one ranch that runs ten thousand of these wild mustangs on their land at a cost to the gov.(ie: tax payer) of $3 per day. That works out to $30,000 per day total. If that's not corporate welfare, what is it?
When it comes to government action, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Hold down gasoline prices to help motorists, and you create shortages. Punish landlords to protect tenants, and apartments get harder to find. Invade Iraq to spread freedom, and you get civil war.

Likewise, a change that may look harmful can serve benevolent purposes. Take the law just signed in Oklahoma to legalize the slaughter of horses for food. Counterintuitive though it may be, it will probably work to the ultimate benefit of horses.

Starting in 2006, Congress tried to end the killing of horses in...